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What You Should Know More About Bruges

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Obtain Visa and permits well in advance so that you do not have to face any inconveniences.

    ·         Do not litter in canals or at monumental sites.

    ·         Book your hotels in advance, and try to book a hotel in a vintage kind of building, to get a full feel of the destination.

    ·         Bruges tends to get lonely at night and hence, do not go out at late hours, especially if you are a solo traveler.

    ·         Do not carry a lot of cash or wear flashy jewelry.

    ·         Book all your tours and excursions from authorized agencies.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal minimum age to consume beer is 16 years and to consume distilled spirits and hard drinks, it is 18 years of age.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Boat Tour at Canals

    Bruges is known as ‘The Venice of the North’. Hence, you cannot miss out on taking enchanting and relaxing boat tours on the canals and waterways over here. You can depart for a tour from many start points and take a normal journey which lasts for 30 minutes and enjoy the beautiful scene of old-style colorful houses around you and also click some pretty pictures of yourself against this backdrop.


    Belfry and Halle


    The area around these buildings has once been the city’s main market places and now, the buildings enclose a beautiful and big courtyard, magnificent gates and construction around it. This place has an old charm to itself, which will give you a feel of authentic vintage architecture and style of life. This place is a landmark of culture importance for this city.

     

    Basilica of the Holy Blood


    The Basilica of the Holy Blood is famous for a crystal vial which is kept over here, which is said to contain a drop of Christ’s Blood. Along with the religious importance this place holds, it is also famous for the aesthetic beauty it has. You will be awestruck to see the beauty of this chapel from outside once you enter inside, you will be totally charmed to see the décor of this place. With gliding statues from the 14th century, stylish arches, and elegant staircases, this place is really flamboyant from the inside.


    Markt


    Markt is a bustling main square area in Bruges, which is surrounded by gothic style buildings from all sides. There are many places of historic importance around this place and have witnessed many important historical personalities and events. So, if you are really keen on knowing about the past of this place and also see some really beautiful architecture in the form of buildings, this sight-seeing destination is a must visit.


    Townhall


    Located on the Southeastern side of Bruges, the Town Hall, which is one of the oldest construction in Belgium, displays some of the most artistic styles of the intricate architecture and construction skills that this place boasts of. From Gothic arched windows to soaring pilasters and octagonal turrets, this place has every essence of a classic architectural style.


    Groningen Museum


    This museum is home to some of the best collection of art which exists in Bruges. Along with the Old Flemish style of paintings, you will also get to see an art gallery consisting of modern art paintings and many other styles, which will surely steal your attention. There are many canal tours organized from around the museum and hence, you can do two things when you plan a visit to this place.

    Memling Museum


    The Memling Museum is a home to six of the world’s most famous masterpieces of the Old Flemish style of Art, done by Hans Memling. There are also many other famous works in this museum, including the Maarten van Nieuwenhove, made in the year 1487. If you love seeing vintage and classic art, this place is waiting for you with a lot to show.


    Jeruzalemkerk


    This Late Gothic Church, constructed in the year 4108 is one of the most spectacular places to visit, for many reasons. One is the religious importance it holds, and other is the copy of Christ’s tomb which is in the Holy Sepulchre. Another important attraction of this church is the glass window work, which is an art executed in the 15th and 16th century.

  • What you will like there?

    Beautiful canals

    It is indeed obvious that if a place is given the name of Venice, there ought to be beautiful canals and boat ways in this city. You will get to enjoy on some of the most beautiful canals on pretty boats, relaxing your way through the waters.


    Collection of Art


    Bruges is a home to some of the best artistic masterpieces in the world. If you love art and all the heritage associated with it, you will fall in love with Bruges. The artwork which Bruges has in its store will leave you mesmerized for the rest of your trip.


    Beautiful Architecture


    The Gothic, vintage and rustic architectural style of Bruges is famous all over the world. With intricate techniques, unique designs of roofs and furniture and everything else that goes in the construction of buildings is really special and stunning over here.


    Peaceful Atmosphere


    Despite being a developed city, Bruges does not have pollution, traffic, chaos and other negatives of a city. Hence, there is a very different positive aura to this city which will give you a different peace of mind.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

    Website: Official Website

    Forum: Official Forum

    Books: Insight Guides: Explore Bruges: The Best Routes Around The City

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